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7:50 PM ET, October 12, 2015


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Burgess Everett / Politico:
POLITICO Huddle: WHAT IT WOULD TAKE FOR RYAN TO RUN — Cotton wants Cheney as speaker — Ex-Im makes comeback — BENGHAZI PANEL'S LATEST DRAMA  —  PLAYING HARD TO GET: How do you get the reluctant man from Janesville to run for speaker?  Jake Sherman reports there's but one way: Get the whole House GOP on board.
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Chris Wallace: Establishment groups are threatening to primary House conservatives who oppose Paul Ryan  —  Via Breitbart, this is the kind of claim that big-media types would sneer at as right-wing propaganda designed to build grassroots opposition to Ryan becoming Speaker ... if it wasn't a big-media type who was reporting it.
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Senate Republicans open door to weakening the filibuster
Discussion: RedState
Jonathan Capehart / Washington Post:
The two big problems hurting House Republicans
Matthew Boyle / BREITBART.COM:   More Republicans Join Speakership Race as Paul Ryan's Nascent Campaign Falls Apart on the Runway
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Obama: Those taking religion seriously are often suspicious of others  —  President Obama lamented the rancorous, divided state of U.S. politics in a wide-ranging interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson.  —  In the unusual discussion, Obama revealed …
Discussion: JustOneMinute and Weekly Standard
New York Review of Books:
Marilynne Robinson: A Conversation in Iowa  —  The following conversation between President Obama and Marilynne Robinson was conducted in Des Moines, Iowa, on September 14.  An audio recording of it can be heard at  —The Editors  —  President Obama and Marilynne Robinson …
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
D.N.C. Officer Says She Was Disinvited From Debate After Calling for More of Them  —  Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, a vice chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, said she was disinvited from the first Democratic presidential primary debate in Nevada after she appeared on television and called for more face-offs.
John Wagner / Washington Post:
LAS VEGAS — Martin O'Malley, who is hoping to jumpstart …
Rachel Weiner / Washington Post:
The wild card at the Democratic debate could be the guy no one's talking about
South Carolina, Nevada CNN polls find Clinton far ahead  —  (CNN)With Hillary Clinton behind in New Hampshire and holding on to a narrowing margin over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in Iowa, new CNN/ORC polls in Nevada and South Carolina suggest Clinton holds strong support in the two states that could prove to be a firewall for her.
Sahil Kapur / Bloomberg Business:
Under Pressure From Clinton, Bernie Sanders Softens on Gun Rights
Hadas Gold / Politico:
CNN expects ‘significantly smaller’ ratings for Dem debate
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Donald Trump strikes sour note at No Labels  —  <p>MANCHESTER, N.H.—The event organizers called for problem-solving and civility, policy substance over sideshows.</p><p> But Donald Trump just couldn't help himself.</p><p>President Barack Obama "bombed" on a recent "60 Minutes" appearance.
Discussion: Daily Kos and The Week
Tierney Sneed / Talking Points Memo:
Trump Defends Tea Party, Cuts Off Woman Asking About His Record With Women
Discussion: Jezebel
Ari Melber /
Exclusive: Ex-Benghazi investigator alleges Rep. Gowdy violated federal law  —  The legal battle between the House Benghazi Committee and its former investigator, Todd Podliska, escalated Monday afternoon, when Podliska's lawyers alleged that Chairman Trey Gowdy violated government confidentiality rules and federal law.
Michael Kinsley / Vanity Fair:
The Serious Problem with Treating Donald Trump Seriously  —  Media outlets and candidates alike are pondering how to take down Donald.  Michael Kinsley writes that the answer might be quite simple.  —  The trouble with Donald Trump is not, as Jeb Bush and others would have it, that he's not a true conservative from any perspective.
Malcolm Gladwell / New Yorker:
Thresholds of Violence  —  On the evening of April 29th last year, in the southern Minnesota town of Waseca, a woman was doing the dishes when she looked out her kitchen window and saw a young man walking through her back yard.  He was wearing a backpack and carrying a fast-food bag …
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Zachary Tracer / Bloomberg Business:
Jeb Bush Rolls out Health Plan Aiming to Make Care More Affordable  —  The outline of Bush's plan contains some similarities with the Affordable Care Act.  —  Jeb Bush, like other Republican presidential candidates, is vowing to repeal Obamacare, while making healthcare more innovative and affordable.
Discussion: Politico
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Carson: I won't be silenced  —  Ben Carson refuses to be muzzled.  —  Republican presidential hopeful Carson told The Hill in a Monday interview that he has no intention of reining in his rhetoric, despite having attracted weeks of sensational headlines for remarks on everything from guns to religion to the Holocaust.
Amanda Cuda / Connecticut Post:
Milford schools ban Halloween  —  Milford parents and other residents are outraged by the school district's recent decision to ban the popular Halloween parades at the city's elementary schools, due to fear of excluding children who can't or won't participate in the tradition.
Richard Fausset / New York Times:
Confederate Flag Supporters Indicted in Clash With Black Partygoers  —  DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. — In an unusual legal maneuver, the district attorney in this suburb of Atlanta has won indictments against 15 supporters of the Confederate battle flag, accusing them of violating the state's anti …
Discussion: NPR, Mediaite and Talking Points Memo
Daniel W. Drezner / Washington Post:
The one question that hawks need to answer about Syria  —  Hawks want the United States to intervene in Syria.  They have some good reasons.  But they don't have an answer to this question.  —  The hard-working staff here at Spoiler Alerts has discussed the mess in Syria a lot in recent weeks …
Washington Post:
Iranian TV says Post correspondent Jason Rezaian convicted  —  Jason Rezaian, The Washington Post correspondent in Tehran imprisoned for more than 14 months has been convicted in an espionage trial that ended two months ago, Iranian State TV has reported.  —  News of a verdict …
Fox News:
Washington Post calls conviction of reporter in closed-door trial ‘outrageous’
Discussion: Hot Air and Liberty Unyielding
Rosalind S. Helderman / Washington Post:
While at State, Clinton chief of staff held job negotiating with Abu Dhabi  —  For the four years that Hillary Rodham Clinton was secretary of state, her longtime friend and adviser Cheryl D. Mills served next to her as chief of staff.  Clinton has said Mills helped her run …
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Scott W. Johnson / City Journal:
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